skip navigation

    Home of the Saugerties Mustangs & Fillies---GO MUSTANGS---GO FILLIES



    2020/2021 Junior Rangers Learn to Play Program

    Once again Saugerties Youth Hockey and the Kiwanis Ice Arena are partnering with the NY Rangers on their Junior Rangers Learn to Play hockey program.

    The Junior Rangers Learn to Play program is geared to new players ages 4 to 9, looking to try hockey for the first time.  Rangers staff and former players teach new players the basics of the game, in a fun environment. 

    This program is 11 AM Saturday mornings starting Saturday October 17 through December 19. 

    Registration is now open, go to, and scroll down to the Kiwanis Ice Arena location to register

    ****Please see the attached. There is a link on it now that will go to the form that will need to be filled out prior to every session. It automatically sends it to the arena when it is completed. There is no need to print and bring with you.****

    Kiwanis Ice Arena / COVID-19 OPERATING PROCEDURES:

    All participants, coaches and observers (1 parent or responsible adult per player, will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire online prior to coming to the facility. 


    Players or coaches with any risk factors or illnesses should not participate in any on-ice activity. Any player, coach or observer exhibiting symptoms or signs of an illness should not be in Kiwanis Ice Arena at any point and will be asked to leave.

    Kiwanis Ice Arena will open 15 minutes prior to your scheduled on-ice time. Anyone arriving earlier than 15 minutes before their start time MUST wait outside, preferably at/in their car, to avoid congregating in the entrance area.

    Players/Parents will check in and have their temperature checked outside (must be less than 100.4) before proceeding into the facility.

    Players/Parents will follow a specified foot traffic pattern in the facility to limit unnecessary exposure and interactions.


    Kiwanis Ice Arena Foot Traffic Pattern:

    • All players/spectators will enter the rink via the main entrance doors.
    • Players/ figure skaters will travel to locker rooms.
    • There will be a cart outside the locker rooms going to the ice that you can put your shoes on. That cart will then be taken to the changing area by arena staff for when you exit the ice.
    • Spectators will be directed to changing area/rink bleacher area.
    • After locker room use players/figure skaters will be instructed by their coach to continue down the hall to the private team tunnel and to the ice rink.
    • After practice, players/figure skaters will exit the rink at the public skating entrance and use the changing area to remove skates and continue out the exit doors and the end of the changing area for exit.
    • All players/ figure skaters/parents will exit the rink at the exit doors at the end of the changing area by the arena office.


    • Facility capacity will be limited to 50% or less of maximum allowed capacity.
    • All players, coaches, parents/spectators and staff MUST wear a mask when entering and exiting The Kiwanis Ice Arena.
    • All parents/observers are encouraged to wear a mask at all times while in the building, but masks are required if 6 ft social distancing cannot be maintained at any point in time.
    • Acceptable face coverings for COVID-19 include but are not limited to cloth-based face coverings and disposable masks that cover both the mouth and nose.
    • Players MUST bring their own water bottles that are clearly marked/ labeled with their name. To the extent possible, water bottles should be filled prior to arrival to the rink.
    • All players MUST enter The Kiwanis Ice Arena completely dressed (minus: helmets, skates and gloves). Exceptions will be made for goalies, who may need to put on additional equipment at the rink.
    • Hockey bags/skate bags are NOT permitted in Kiwanis Ice Arena at this time. All belonging will be brought to the ice area, nothing remains in the locker rooms.
    • Players will be assigned to a locker room upon entry, to help ensure social distancing, where they will put on their remaining equipment (skates, helmets and gloves) prior to going on the ice.
    • Whenever possible, players/parents/spectators should use the restroom prior to coming to the rink in an effort to limit bathroom use at the rink.
    • No off-ice interaction (socializing, team meetings, dryland activities, etc.) will occur prior to or following the conclusion of practice.
    • Hand contact of any kind is discouraged. Avoid handshakes, high-fives, etc
    • Players MUST remove skates and helmets and put their masks on and leave Kiwanis Ice Arena within 10 minutes of the end of practice/game.
    • Parents/Guardians must be aware of the time when the players will be done. The parent or responsible person assigned to pick up players at the rink must be punctual. Players should not have to wait for a ride.
    • Coaches or other responsible adults should remain until all players have safely left the facility.
    • Kiwanis Ice Arena will provide each coach/instructor with emergency contact information for all players in the event parents/responsible adult need to be contacted. Parents MUST ensure the information provided is accurate and the best contact info during practices.
    • All rental groups will provide Kiwanis Ice Arena with a participant list, including contact info (email and cell phone).
    • Signage indicating sanitizing stations, traffic flow, mask requirements and social distance markers denoting spaces of six feet will be placed in all observation areas in the lobby and rink area.


    Kiwanis Ice Arena / COVID-19 SANITIZING PROCEDURE:

    • Prior to the start of each day, and prior to the arrival of each scheduled ice group frequently touched surfaces (doors, knobs, etc) bathrooms and locker rooms will be sanitized using an approved cleaning product registered in New York State and identified by the EPA as effective against COVID-19. Manufacturer recommended surface exposure time will be followed to ensure efficacy/sanitation.

    **Showers and eating area will remained closed until further notice.

    **NO FOOD OR DRINKS (except participant water bottles) will be allowed in the facility until further notice.

    2020-21 Coach Requirements

    Updated July 9th 2020

    Click HERE for the latest on 2020-21 Coach Registration/Certification requirements.  The Background Screening and SafeSport requirements have changed for 2020-21.  


    Varsity / 18U - Todd Snyder

    Junior Varsity / 14U A - Christopher Kraft

    14U B- Bob Orlando

    12U A - Mark Signore

    12U B - Erik Thiele

    10U A/AA - Doug Little & DJ Matthews

    10U B - Mike Maresco & John Kelly

    10U C - Matthew Gamache & Tim Smith

    8U Travel - Matt Crowley, Tim Keegan

    House- TBD

    Fillies 10/12U and 14/16U - Shawn Bodie, Matt Green, Eric Koch

    Registration information

    For a complete list of all available SYHA registrations please click here.

    Apparel Stores opening soon!!

    Looking for Mustangs,  Fillies or Nightmares tees, sweats, hoodies, bags, polos, shorts or accessories? Well look no further. Squad Locker is SYHA's online store where you can find everything to show your Mustangs and Fillies pride! Click on this link to see our inventory and order online. These online stores never close and your orders are processed when you place them!